Friday, May 23, 2014

Enterprise Typescript

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting for the Linked In .NET Users Group. The topic was TypeScript. My goal was to show how well TypeScript works to solve common problems in the enterprise to tackle it from the perspective of Return on Investment and how it scales teams, improves productivity, increases quality and reduces overhead. The talk is split between this discussion and hands on examples that cover the semantics while tying them back into the concept of large, parallel teams.

Here is the abstract of the talk followed by the video and deck.

TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript. Designed to enable enterprise-scale application development, TypeScript compiles to pure JavaScript. It provides important features such as classes, modules, and interfaces. TypeScript helps improve the quality of code by generating well-known and widely accepted JavaScript patterns while providing powerful development-time type-checking and discovery. TypeScript runs side-by-side with existing JavaScript and supports the concept of type definition libraries that can describe existing libraries for use by TypeScript even if they are written in pure JavaScript.

In this talk, Jeremy Likness will explore the use of TypeScript in enterprise-scale applications. He’ll discuss not only the technological benefits of TypeScript but also explore the impact to the software development lifecycle overall. TypeScript enables a development workflow that helps scale development teams, improves quality and decreases ramp-up time. It also encourages a logical approach to software construction that results in more reusable and easily maintainable code.

Video of the Presentation

Presentation Deck

Source on GitHub

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